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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle – 493th FS, USAF, RAF Lakenheath, 2014
1:72 Scale. Length: 10.75". Wingspan: 7.25"
Limited production of approximately 650 models worldwide
The 493rd Fighter Squadron “Grim Reapers”, 48th FW, relocated to RAF Lakenheath, England in January 1960 equipped with the F-100 Super Sabre. Their mission was to provide Air-To-Air offense and defense missions in support of USAF and NATO operations. In 1972 the 493rd FS re-equipped with the F-4 Phantom II until 1977 when they traded the F-4 for the F-111. In 1994 the new F-15C Eagle arrived with 24 aircraft assigned to the 493rd FS. F-15C #84-0027 wears two stars denoting the IrAF Mirage and MiG-23 it shot down in 1991 Operation Desert Storm.Opening canopy
Removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Removable weapons and external fuel tanks
Optional extended landing gear
Box with F-15 artwork
In 1967 the United States became aware of the Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat. This made it necessary to develop a new aircraft to counter the MiG-25. The USAF rejected the USN F-14 Tomcat and issued its own requirements. The solution came in the form of the McDonnell-Douglas (now Boeing) F-15 Eagle. The F-15A made its inaugural flight in July 1972 and in January 1976 the first Eagle entered service. The "E" entered service in 1989. The F-15 was the first dedicated USAF air superiority fighter since the F-86 Sabre.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14